Salvamento Marítimo was called to assist the "Scan Viking" which was disabled and adrift with four crew members on board 30 miles NE of the port of Ibiza in the night of March 26, 2017. The loaded live fish carrier had suffered a failure of the engine enroute from Palma to Alicante. The Rescue Coordination Center in Palma deployed the "Guardamar Calíope" to assist. After a complicated towing operation of more than eight hours, which started at 11.20 a.m. and was carried out in adverse weather conditions, the convoy arrived in the port of Ibiza on March 27 at 8.22 a.m.
Spanish report with video:
Ferry service interrupted due to technical failure
The service between Anda and Lote was suspended on March 27, 2017, due to technical problems with the "Årdal", causing queues on the ferry wharf at Lote. The ship had suffered a failure of one of the ramps at 1.30 a.m. and was sent for repair to the Bolsønes shipyard in Lote.
Also the spare ferry had a technical problem, and the reserve ferry "Gulen" from Sogn would take several hours to arrive.
Norwegian report with photos:
In the morning of March 27, 2017, ferry operator Fjord1 notified about delays and problems with transporting larger vehicles between Molde and Vestnes because the "Fannfjord" suffered a cylinder damage so that she could only be loaded and unload over one end. The situation arose in the night. As a result, the ferry was taken out of the schedule to replace the cylinder. During the trip from Vestnes at 7:30 a.m. she only took small vehicles on board, because the cars had to reverse ashore.